- Baltimore, MD
late 1996, I was a 57 year old obese male with non-insulin dependent diabetes,
high blood pressure and noticed that I was slowly losing feeling in my
early 1997, my podiatrist diagnosed my condition as a neuropathy. The
office test consisted of having the podiatrist touch seven points on the
bottom of my right foot. I could only detect three of these contacts.
I knew that I would have to start doing something as I figured that at
age 57 I was too young to have such a condition. Moreover, I was one who
despised exercise of any type. I justified some of this dislike to the
spurs which I was developing on both of my feet.
retrospect, it seems providential that by coincidence I went with my wife
to visit a friend who happened to be a distributor of the Chi Machine.
I didn't say anything about the neuropathy but as a good salesman he introduced
me to the Chi Machine and provided me with the literatue and the audio
listening to the tape several times and reading the literature I decided
to try the machine.
used the machine every morning before going to work and every evening
before going to sleep. I find both of these fifteen-minute periods as
a highlight of relaxation in each of my days. The machine travels with
me on vacations and there have been very few days on which I have not
used the machine.
November of 1997, I asked the podiatrist to recheck my neuropathy. Upon
feeling all seven contacts the podiatrist sent me in for a nerve conduction
study. The results of that study provided a diagnosis of a "barely perceptible
neuropathy" attributed to my diabetic condition.
I considered this a tremendous improvement which I can only attribute
to the use of the Chi Machine. I continue to use it
and plan to use it daily for the rest of my life with the hope that I
can for the first time in my life lose even more than the eleven pounds
of weight which I have lost and hopefully eventually overcome my diabetes.